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About Tony Auffret

Tony Auffret

Tony Auffret has almost 40 years of experience in academia and industry, including 25 years involvement with freeze drying. A named inventor on 8 patent applications, Tony also has over 40 publications in the scientific and trade presses, and is co-author of the text book "Freeze-drying of Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals. Principles and Practice" (Felix Franks in association with Tony Auffret. RSC Publishing, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0-85404-268-5).

He has worked in companies ranging in size from 1 and 2 person small businesses through to multinational giants, and has both laboratory scientist and senior management experience. Tony has worked alongside laboratory technicians, board level directors and even Nobel laureates. Throughout his career he has been committed to creating, developing, and managing innovation and science based industry.

Following a background in protein chemistry and molecular biology, a career change saw him move to Pafra Biopreservation, developing the company as a leading freeze-drying consultancy. The company solved over 200 freeze drying problems, for clients great and small, whilst it developed its own amorphous state stabilisation technologies. Two years of running a small 2 man business, offering specialist dehydration and rehydration services, followed before a move to "big pharma", joining Pfizer Global R&D. As well as developing freeze dried and tabletted products his research also covered drug delivery technology and the emergence of pharmaceutical materials science. As co-chairman of the governing board of the Pfizer Institute for Pharmaceutical Materials Science, at the University of Cambridge, he guided the scientific programme that underpinned new ways of working, introducing solid form informatics and computational modelling into the company's developmental tool box.

Tony is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Greenwich and the UK Director of the BioUpdate Foundation, a Netherlands based, not for profit, educational foundation dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to younger and less qualified people by offering post experience training and education at affordable prices.

Tony's LinkedIn profile, and full professional background, can be found at uk.linkedin.com/in/tonyauffret

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